Our church's mission statement is this: "Growing in Faith, Community, and Mission: All In the Name of Jesus!" Those words summarize what we believe God wants TLC-Medford to be all about. Here's what we mean by these words:
Growing in Faith: We know that more than anything else, God wants our trust to be in Him for everything in this life and all eternity. The Holy Spirit works faith in our hearts through the Good News of Jesus, and we seek to grow in this faith through worship, education, service to others and more throughout the course of our entire lives.
Growing in Community: These lives of faith are to be lived out together in the Church as the Body of Christ as well as in the community in which He has placed us. We are called to love one another, care for each other and work together as we follow Jesus in faith and life. Being a Christian is not something anyone does alone.
Growing in Mission: As God the Father sent his Son into the world to be our Savior, Jesus has now sent us outside the walls of our church building on a mission to share the Good News of all He has done with as many people as possible. We know that we are in this community for a reason and with a specific purpose: To be His witnesses, to love our neighbors and make a difference for God's kingdom as it comes "on earth as it is in heaven."
Why do we do what we do? It's "All in the name of Jesus! "All in" means that 1) We grow in faith and community and mission; 2) We are all in this together as one church family; and 3) We live for Christ by loving God with all of our hearts, souls, minds, and strength.
Growing in faith. Growing in community. Growing in mission.
All in the name of Jesus!